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Special Announcement

ENDS TODAY: Faculty and Staff Open Enrollment for Health Coverage and Flexible Spending

Today, Friday, May 22, is the last day for university faculty and classified staff to make health coverage changes and/or enroll in flexible spending for the plan year that begins July 1, 2015. Paper enrollment forms must be received by VCU Benefits no later than 5 p.m. today, and online elections through the state's Employee Direct system must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. tonight. VCU cannot grant extensions to the state deadline. See the "Open Enrollment Checklist" plus additional information and resources at Questions? Contact VCU Benefits at 827-1723 or

Coming up

In partnership with VFW Post 6364, the VCU Police Department hosts the third annual Never Forget Memorial Run. The 1.4 mile silent run honors those who gave their lives in service to the nation. There is no cost to participate and no prior registration is required. Participants are asked to wear a white T-shirt for a uniform appearance. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, guest speakers start at 11 a.m. and the run will start at noon. For more details, find the event page on Facebook. For more information, contact Ofc. Stephen Adt at

The School of Dentistry Department of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology presents Denis Kinane, Ph.D., discussing "Epigenetics in Periodontal Host Pathogen Interaction" in the Lyons Dental Building, Room 424. For more information, contact Dung Pham at

Work/Life Resources presents a home sellers class with the Virginia Credit Union. Participants will learn how to get the best price in the shortest amount of time and about the home selling process including some of the pitfalls to avoid when selling a home. The session on the Monroe Park Campus will be held on Monday, June 1, at noon in the Lindsey House Conference Room. To register for that session, visit The session on the MCV Campus will be held on Thursday, June 4, at noon in McGuire Hall Annex, Room B20. To register for that session, visit For more information, contact Debbue Fitzgerald at


Vocal Arts Project Summer Camp

VCU Music and the VCU Vocal Arts Project hold a summer choir camp at the James Black Music Center for students entering grades 6-12 in fall 2015. Day camp will be held from July 6-10, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Overnight options are available. Applications are being accepted. For applications, visit the website below. For more information, contact Rebecca Tyree at or (804) 828-1360 or visit

Do you smoke cigarettes?

Men and women who smoke cigarettes between the ages of 18-55 are needed to participate in a research study that requires 5, 3 to 4 hour, laboratory visits. Compensation is provided. CALL (804) 828-1867, Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm or visit for more information. This study will be conducted at Thurston House on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Principal Investigator: Caroline Cobb, Ph.D. For more information, contact Rebecca Lester at or (804) 828-1867 or visit

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week takes place during the fall semester from Nov. 8-15. Traditional and unique spirit events will be included. For details, find Homecoming VCU on Twitter or Instagram. For more information, contact Melissa L. Stamp at or visit

See a schedule of workshops and classes that teach how to use collections and databases.
Tech Services
See a schedule of workshops and seminars that teach how to use computer applications.